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David Greenleaf Moore


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David Greenleaf Moore Obituary
DAVID GREENLEAF MOORE David died at his home in Riverside, California on August 12, 2018 at age 80 with his wife and children by his side. David battled lung cancer for over a year before succumbing to a stroke. He never gave up hope that with just a little more therapy he would be back on the tennis court, practicing kata with his beloved dojo buddies, or skiing down the slopes in Sun Valley, Idaho. David was born on June 28, 1938 in Washington, D.C. to Patricia Greenleaf Moore and Col. L. Samuel Moore. Col. Moore was a Marine fighter pilot, and the family was at Pearl Harbor in 1941. Military assignments across the country followed and in 1950, David's family settled in Santa Ana, where David graduated from Santa Ana High and went directly into the Marine Reserves. He then attended the University of Colorado and graduated from UC Berkeley before enrolling in Hastings College of the Law. While attending Hastings, he met and married Barbara, his wife of 55 years. After graduating from Hastings in 1964, David embarked on a long and successful career with Reid & Hellyer (formerly Reid, Babbage & Coil) in Riverside. Possessing a keen intellect, razor wit, and a natural talent for spinning stories, David soon earned a reputation as one of the preeminent trial attorneys in the Inland Empire. After serving as lead counsel in over 20 jury trials, David was invited to join two professional legal societies: the American College of Trial Lawyers and the American Board of Trial Advocates. David's passion for improving the ethical and professional standards of the legal community was focused on Riverside, where he served as President of the Riverside County Bar Association in 1984, and as President of the Leo A. Deegan Inn of Court from 1994 to 1996. Additionally, David mentored innumerable young attorneys (including all of Reid & Hellyer's present partners) during a 52-year odyssey spent exclusively with Reid & Hellyer. His annual listings as both a "Super Lawyer" and one of "The Best Lawyers in America" are evidence of the high regard in which he was held by the legal community. David is survived by his wife Barbara; daughter Kristin (Christopher) Hermann of La Quinta; son Scott (Amy MacWilliamson) of San Francisco; grandchildren Timothy (Katt Pham) Hermann, Elizabeth (Eric) Stankis, Arlo and Imogen Moore, and great granddaughter Maddison Stankis. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Semper Fi Fund, Box 555193, Camp Pendleton, CA 92055-5193. (www.semperfifund.org) or a . A gathering to celebrate David's life will take place on Sunday, September 9 at 5 p.m. at the Riverside Art Museum, 3425 Mission Inn Avenue.
Published in Press-Enterprise from Aug. 19 to Aug. 20, 2018
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